Steve's Digicams Forums

Steve's Digicams Forums (https://forums.steves-digicams.com/)
-   Canon (https://forums.steves-digicams.com/canon-21/)
-   -   What are .THM files (https://forums.steves-digicams.com/canon-21/what-thm-files-32819/)

hari Sep 1, 2004 4:50 AM

Whenever I make a video clip with Powershot A75 the Camera's Flash Card contains two files.

one with .avi extention and second with .thm extension. What is this .THM for ? When I copy from CF card to my PC what purpose this .THM serves ? Can I simply ignore these .thm files.

What are they basically meant for ?

Any information on this will be highly appreciated.

jpmccormac Sep 1, 2004 10:02 AM

I believe the .TMH file is a small thumbnail image that the camera uses so it candisplay an image representation of the larger .AVI file when the camera is in review mode - rather than loading the huge file into memory. I think the camera also uses a .THM file to display a thumbnail of a RAW file also.

hari Sep 2, 2004 2:15 AM

Thanks for the reply, JPMCCORMAC. I think your answer makes sense. It may be the reason for .THM files.

If anyone knows for sure what .THM file does, please post your reply. Can I delete/ignore these files from my PC?

Hari


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:38 PM.